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US Speedskating In The News: April 6 -12, 2018

US Speedskating was featured across the country this past week. You don't want to miss these intriguing story about our organization and</b> …

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Winners and losers from the Pyeongchang Olympics

Montana

Gus Kenworthy fires shot at USA-Russian politics

The PyeongChang Games and international politics have been inseparable.<p>From Russia’s doping ban and reported retaliatory hacking of the Opening …

Donald Trump

Shani Davis finishes seventh in 1,000 at fifth Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Shani Davis let his skating do his talking in his last event at the Pyeongchang Olympics.<p>The four-time Olympic medalist finished seventh in the 1,000 meters Friday, waved to the fans inside Gangneung Oval and disappeared below the ice.<p>Whether Davis’ fifth Olympics were his …

International Olympic Committee

Shani Davis says goodbye to speedskating without saying a word

In the absence of a competitor taking a club to a knee or vandalizing a gas station bathroom, the scene Friday night at the Gangneung Oval marked the height of absurdity at these Olympics.<p>Facing a small army of reporters, Matt Kooreman fielded questions about Shani Davis.<p>That Kooreman was …

Speed Skating

Shani Davis Turns Down a Chance at the Olympic Sendoff He Deserves

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – It ended with a duck and a dodge, which was sad. Shani Davis deserved better than that. He finished seventh in what was …

Sports

PyeongChang late night roundup

<b>Curling: Switzerland win bronze</b><p>It’s an historic loss for Canada, who just completely slid off the tail end in the latter stages of this tournament. …

Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics: Full TV schedule, channels, stream, USA medal count, Closing Ceremony

Find out everything you need to know about watching the Winter Olympics<p>The 2018 Winter Olympics are almost over, and Team USA has certainly closed …

Extreme Sports

Winter Olympics late night: What to watch/stream

<b>Curling</b><p>It’s going to be a disappointing Olympic campaign for Canadian curling. The nation has featured on the podium ever since the sport was …

Winter Olympics

Serwa, Phelan continue Canada’s dominance of women’s ski cross

Canadian skiers Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan took the top spots in women’s ski cross at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, giving Canada its third …

Olympics

NBC gets 17.3 million for figure skating's big night

NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:RATINGS: An estimated 17.3 million people watched the Olympics on NBC, …

Sports

‘Black Panther’ Sparks Colorism Debate And Twitter Fingers Are Going Wild

Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> celebrates melanin magic, which has become a hot topic on Twitter recently. Some folks have said that all this movie melanin …

Black Panther

Water Cooler- 2/20/18- Open Thread - More Culture War Silliness

Things are moving fast and furious on the social justice front. No sooner do I publish one of these things, I have seven more potential stories. It …

Conservative View

Black athletes are challenging what a Winter Olympian looks like

More than 40 black athletes are competing at the Winter Olympics. That’s a big deal.<p>Bobsledder JazmineFenlator-Victorian suddenly found herself fighting back tears during a press conference on Saturday.<p>The New Jersey native representing her father’shome country Jamaica at the Olympic games in …

Sport (Australia)

Brewer: Shani Davis should have carried the flag. His Twitter rant complicated his case.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The remarkable and turbulent athletic career of Shani Davis had to die like this. It was going to be slow and lonely and …

Winter Olympics

North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

<b>Pyeongchang (CNN) —</b> They landed every jump, wooed the crowd and rose to the occasion.<p>There was no gold medal to be won at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Wednesday, yet North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 19, and Kim Ju Sik 25, received the sort of attention usually bestowed on champions as they …

Winter Olympics

‘I’m here to put it down’: Shaun White gives his all in intense halfpipe qualifying

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — By the time it was Shaun White’s turn to enter the halfpipe, 28 other riders had wrapped up both qualification runs, and he had nothing to prove, really. There was no medal on the line in Tuesday’s qualification round, and his spot in the finals was secured by his …

Shaun White

Shani Davis should have carried the flag. His Twitter rant complicated his case.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The remarkable and turbulent athletic career of Shani Davis had to die like this. It was going to be slow and lonely and with one last Olympic-size fracas. After a lifetime of fighting — and winning — there was no chance the aging pioneer would exit with a rocking chair …

Sports

In U.S. women’s hockey rout of Russians, Olympic controversies are put on ice

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The clash Tuesday night between Russia and the United States was lopsided on the ice, convivial in the stands and never really happened in the eyes of the International Olympic Committee.<p>The hockey was breathtaking at times, especially when the puck found the stick of …

World Anti-Doping Agency

Shani Davis Finishes Off the Podium, On His Terms

The veteran speedskater places 19th in 1,500 meters, but just being in Pyeongchang helps erase the pain of Sochi<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Of all the athletes caught up in the U.S. speedskating team’s debacle at the 2014 Olympic Games, perhaps none took it harder than Shani Davis. As one of the most …

South Korea

Column: Shani Davis: Brilliant career, complicated legacy

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Shani Davis labored across the line, gulping for air, a shell of what he once was in a clapskate.<p>The years can be cruel that way.<p>"It's hard to stay on the top forever," said Belgium's Bart Swings, who went in the same pair with Davis and beat him to the finish by more …

Speed Skating

Winter Olympics: Shani Davis refuses to answer questions on flag-bearer tweet

Shani Davis refuses to answer questions on flag-bearer tweet after speedskating 1,500 race<p>Martin Rogers | USA TODAY Sports<p>Best photos from day 3 of the Winter Olympics<p>Here are the best photos for the third full day of action at the Winter Olympics.<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Shani Davis refused to …

Speed Skating

Chloe Kim’s ‘buddy’ Arielle Gold joined her on the halfpipe podium, as bronze medalist

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Chloe Kim walked behind a dais Tuesday afternoon and sat down to face the assembled media, beaming a megawatt smile, trailing behind a relatively anonymous friend and teammate. Kim’s story is remarkable, but it is also straightforward. She worked hard, had extraordinarily …

Winter Olympics

Dutch finish on top again while Americans struggle in men’s 1,500-meter speedskating

GANGNEUNG, South Korea —<p>“I’ve eaten too little too often, then I bonk. But I felt like I just had Thanksgiving out there,” Hansen said. “It sounds so stupid and it is so stupid, but I misgauged it. That’s how racing goes. You make mistakes like that. It’s hard to get it perfect every time.”<p>His …

Winter Olympics

Shani Davis says he is 'over' Opening Ceremony controversy

USA TODAY Sports<p>Speedskater Shani Davis says he is “over” the controversy surrounding the Opening Ceremony.<p>Davis, who is in his fifth Olympics, was …

Sports

Olympic equation: U.S. snowboarding=Dutch speedskating=Norwegian cross-country

Barry Svrluga<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Let’s be clear: We, the people of the United States of America, are not good at biathlon. We are some 323 million strong. Even if we bicker and brawl with each other with increasing and alarming regularity, it would figure we could, collectively, find one …

Winter Olympics

Shaun White seeks Olympic redemption in Pyeongchang

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's an icon in his sport and one of the most recognizable and talked about figures at the Winter Olympics, but Shaun White has a score to settle at the Games.<p>The US snowboarder, 31, is chasing Olympic redemption and a chance to soothe the gnawing disappointment of four years ago.<p>He's begun …

Winter Olympics

U.S. Olympic figure skating team revels in Hollywood love after bronze-medal win

The members of the U.S. Olympic figure skating team took to social media Monday to celebrate their bronze-medal winning performances in the team competition and interact with Hollywood celebrities who were cheering them on.<p>Among the most active American figure skating accounts on Twitter was that …

Sports

Overused Cries of Racism Make It Harder for Us to Unite

When a coin toss is deemed racist, the charge has lost all meaning.<p>Every time you think there’s nothing left, no area or topic, where race can’t be …

Conservative View

Shani Davis Is Still Beefing

The speedskating star started off the Pyeongchang Games by voicing his displeasure at losing a coin flip to be the U.S. flag-bearer. It was just his latest flap.<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Team USA was choosing its Opening Ceremony flag-bearer on Thursday when it ran into a dilemma. The field was down …

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